2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Music Education, BME

The School of Music offers the BME degree with the following concentrations:

  • Instrumental
  • Vocal

Instrumental Concentration

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hour minimum)

Some School of Music majors require more than 124 hours to complete. See individual music requirements for details.

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hours minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area.

Music Requirements

Ensembles (4 hours total- .5 hour each semester)

Students with band concentration 8 semesters
Four must be:
MUSI 10110Marching Band

0.5

Four remaining may be chosen from:
MUSI 10010Wind Symphony

0.5

MUSI 10210Symphonic Band

0.5

MUSI 10190Jazz Ensemble

0.5

Students with orchestra concentration- 8 semesters
MUSI 10120Symphony Orchestra

0.5

Studio Performance Lessons (16 hours)

Lower Division-8 hours

Upper Division-8 hours

Music Theory (20 hours)

MUSI 10201Elementary Ear Training

1

MUSI 10203Elementary Theory

3

MUSI 10211Elementary Ear Training

1

MUSI 10213Elementary Theory

3

MUSI 20201Advanced Ear Training

1

MUSI 20203Advanced Theory

3

MUSI 20211Advanced Ear Training

1

MUSI 20213Advanced Theory

3

MUSI 30202Form and Analysis

2

MUSI 30312Instrumentation

2

Music History (11 hours)

MUSI 20613History of Western Music I

3

MUSI 30602World Music for Music Majors

2

MUSI 30613History of Western Music II

3

MUSI 30623History of Western Music III

3

Instrumental Techniques (7 hours)

Students not required to take technique class in their primary instrument

MUSI 10051String Instrument Technique I

1

MUSI 10061String Technique II

1

MUSI 10071Percussion Technique

1

MUSI 30151Woodwind Technique I

1

MUSI 30161Brass Technique I

1

MUSI 30171Woodwind Technique II

1

MUSI 30181Brass Technique II

1

Class Voice (1 hour)

MUSI 20051Class Voice

1

Music Education (9 hours)

MUSI 10511Introduction to Music Education

1

MUSI 20311Field Experience in Music

1

MUSI 30313Elementary Music

3

MUSI 30812Instrumental Organization and Administration

2

MUSI 30822Instrumental Organization and Administration

2

Conducting (4 hours)

MUSI 20512Introduction to Conducting

2

MUSI 30522Instrumental Conducting

2

Recital (1 hour)

MUSP 30991Recital I

1

Music Elective (1-2 hours)

Wind and Percussion, 1 hour 

Strings, 2 hours

Acoustics (3 hours)

PHYS 20053Physics of Music and Sound

3

OR

MUSI 30343Electro-Acoustic Music

3

Education Requirements

Communication Studies (3 hours)

Required for admission to the College of Education:

Choose from

COMM 10123Communicating Effectively

3

COMM 20103

3

COMM 20133

3

ED Psych/Development (6 hours)

EDUC 30123Educational Psychology

3

EDUC 30143Child and Adolescent Development

3

Education Certification (10 hours)

EDSE 30013Professional Roles and Responsibilities

3

EDSP 30603Study of Exceptional Students

3

EDSE 40213Promoting Literacy in the Content Areas

3

EDSE 30001Professional Practice Seminar

1

Student Teaching (6 hours)

EDUC 40966All Level Student Teaching

6

Vocal Concentration

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hour minimum)

Some School of Music majors require more than 124 hours to complete. See individual music requirements for details.

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area.

Music Requirements

Ensembles (4 hours total-.5 hour each semester)

8 semesters
MUSI 10040Concert Chorale

0.5

MUSI 10130Cantiamo

0.5

MUSI 10140Frog Corps

0.5

May be counted for a maximum of 2 semesters
MUSI 10100Opera Studio

0.5

Studio Performance Lessons (14 hours)

Lower Division-8 hours

Upper Division-6 hours

Music Theory (20 hours)

MUSI 10201Elementary Ear Training

1

MUSI 10203Elementary Theory

3

MUSI 10211Elementary Ear Training

1

MUSI 10213Elementary Theory

3

MUSI 20201Advanced Ear Training

1

MUSI 20203Advanced Theory

3

MUSI 20211Advanced Ear Training

1

MUSI 20213Advanced Theory

3

MUSI 30202Form and Analysis

2

MUSI 30312Instrumentation

2

Music History (11 hours)

MUSI 20613History of Western Music I

3

MUSI 30602World Music for Music Majors

2

MUSI 30613History of Western Music II

3

MUSI 30623History of Western Music III

3

Diction (2 hours)

MUSI 10171Diction for Singers

1

MUSI 10181Diction for Singers

1

Class Guitar (1 hour)

MUSI 10021Class Guitar

1

Functional Instrumental Technique (1 hour)

MUSI 10081Functional Instrumental Technique

1

Music Education (10 hours)

MUSI 10511Introduction to Music Education

1

MUSI 20311Field Experience in Music

1

MUSI 20511Analytical Listening for Vocal Conductors

1

MUSI 30313Elementary Music

3

MUSI 30912Choral Organization and Administration

2

MUSI 30922Choral Organization and Administration

2

Conducting (4 hours)

MUSI 20512Introduction to Conducting

2

MUSI 30512Choral Conducting

2

Recital (1 hour)

MUSP 30991Recital I

1

Music Elective (2 hours)

Acoustics (3 hours)

PHYS 20053Physics of Music and Sound

3

OR

MUSI 30343Electro-Acoustic Music

3

Education Requirements

Communication Studies (3 hours)

Required for admission to the College of Education

Choose from

COMM 10123Communicating Effectively

3

COMM 20103

3

COMM 20133

3

ED Psych/Development (6 hours)

EDUC 30123Educational Psychology

3

EDUC 30143Child and Adolescent Development

3

Education Certification (10 hours)

EDSE 30013Professional Roles and Responsibilities

3

EDSP 30603Study of Exceptional Students

3

EDSE 40213Promoting Literacy in the Content Areas

3

EDSE 30001Professional Practice Seminar

1

Student Teaching (6 hours)

EDUC 40966All Level Student Teaching

6